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10 Travel Gizmos and Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Because I travel often, I’m always looking for some great travel gadgets to make my trips just a wee bit easier. Long plane trips or car rides can be exhausting so I try to be prepared to help with comfort. Longer trips mean more things to pack so I need ways to consolidate as much as possible so I don’t have to carry lots of bags.

What Are Essential Travel Items?

Everyone’s needs are different when they travel so essential travel items vary greatly from one person to another.

Here are just some of my favorite travel gizmos and gadgets!

#1 – Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow & Neck Pillow:


This ergonomic travel pillow straps to plane and car seats. The pillow rolls up small for transport and storing. 

  • Provides FULL LATERAL SUPPORT for the upper body. 
  • Promotes proper head, neck and cervical alignment.
  • Stores neatly when rolled to minimize packing space.
  • ERGONOMIC Patented design provides proper support to prevent tension and neck strain.


  • MULTI-USE AND ADJUSTABLE – Position across the torso or down the side. Wear like a messenger bag or tether to an airline seat. Easily loops over headrests in cars and airline seats.
  • Great for airplanes, buses, trains, cars, camping, backpacking, wheelchairs, airport terminals, watching TV.

#2 – Spacesaver Premium Vacuum Storage Bags.


80% More Storage! Hand-Pump for Travel! Double-Zip Seal and Triple Seal Turbo-Valve for Max Space Saving! 

  • SQUEEZES EVERY BIT OF AIR OUT OF THE BAG! The Unique Roll-up Design squeezes every ounce of air OUT of the bags – and nothing gets back in!

  • NO PUMP REQUIRED! When you’re travelling and want the MOST space so you don’t have to take a lot of luggage, these storage bags are PERFECT! And when you have to re-pack for the return trip, there’s no pump required! Simply roll up and seal!

#3 – UGRACE Vintage Backpack with USB Charging Port


  • Crafted with premium lightweight tear resistant oxford fabric and quilted polyester lining, simple, elegant and vintage casual daypacks.
  • Total of 6 compartments, 1 main pocket with laptop sleeve fits up to 15.6″ laptop, clothes, books, purse, tablet and other daily needs , 2 front zip pockets under the flap giving easy access to your smart phone, earphone, magazine, tablet and other carry-on stuff, one mesh pouch inside for power bank which can charge your phone on the go, one bottle pocket on each side for drink bottle and umbrella.
  • USB CHARGING PORT: With USB charge port outside and built in charging cable and pocket inside, this USB charging port design laptop backpack gives a convenient way to charge your phone while walking. Put your power bank in the pockets inside, then connect the bank with your phone.
  • COMFORTABLE PRACTICAL DESIGN: Wide, soft adjustable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry.

#4 – Hanging Travel Toiletries and Cosmetic Bag

  • High quality water resistant thicken polyester, strong and durable,Easy to clean and fast dry.
  • Multiple compartments for different requests of storage, the bag will keep your toiletry accessories safe, it’s easy to access them, quicker and more convenient.
  • The durable hook is convenient for hanging the toiletry bag wherever in the hotel or in the tent for space saving; Multiple compartments for different item, portable hanging toiletry bag on hook, door or wall to save space.
  • 9.45″L x 7.48″ W x 3.74″ H. 

#5 – RFID Blocking Travel Passport Wallet/Tri-fold Document Organizer Holder


  • Trifold closure
  • Travel Priority – the wallet is made from high quality ECO-Friendly PU leather, passed Euro REACH Quality Standard, US EN71 and US CA Prop 65 Test
  • Travel Protection – Keep Identification-Thieves away from your personal information with inside RFID blocking shield material under frequence 13.56 Mhz, safe your privacy
  • Travel Organized – Roomy – 1 passport pocket, 1 boarding pass compartment, 3 credit cards slots, 1 ID slot, 1 sim card pouch, 1 coupon ticket slot, 1 cellphone pouch (max 5.8 inches), 1 money & coin zippered pocket, 1 key holder and 1 pen holder, 1 slim pocket
  • Travel Smart – Store your carry-on essentials and travel documents in one slim and lightweight bag and never lose them 
  • Vintage looking, Chic style, Multi-functional design. Available in a wide range of colors. 

#6 – Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger, 3 USB Ports for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Android


  • Colossal Capacity: 26800mAh of power charges most phones over 6 times, tablets at least 2 times and any other USB device multiple times.
  • High-Speed Charging: 3 USB output ports equipped with Anker’s PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology ensure high-speed charging for three devices—simultaneously (Not compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge).
  • Recharge 2X Faster: Dual Micro USB (20W) input offers recharge speeds up to twice as fast as standard portable chargers
  • What You Get: PowerCore 26800, 2X Micro USB Cable, Travel Pouch

#7 – BAGSMART Electronics Cable Organizer


  • Dimension: 9.4″L x 1.4″W x 6.7″H
  • Well-organized- 7 Slip-resistant elastic loops for various cables, chargers, mouse etc. 1 iPad pocket with well padded to protect your 7.9’’ iPad Mini.
  • Compact-Mesh pocket, SD card holder, elasticized segments provide best flexibility for organizing accessories

• Well padded cover offers full protection for your electronic accessories.

• Two-way zipper closure for quick access and make pick-and-place in orderly.

#8 – Power Strip with 3 Outlets and 4 USB Ports


  • 3 AC outlets and 4 smart USB ports power outlet for electric devices. It supports 7 electric devices simultaneously, like cell phones, iPad, laptops, lamp, cameras and other devices.
  • Built in smart charging technology, This charging station can auto-detect your devices and seek to maximize the fastest possible charge speed( 5V/2.4 Max Each Port ).
  • 5 Ft upgraded flat braided extension cord makes it more flexible.

#9 – Avia Women’s Avi-Solstice Sneaker


The most comfortable shoe you will ever wear while traveling. Even better – no ties! Slip on and off at the airport to go through TSA. I own several pairs in different colors. You can’t believe how light-weight they are! 

  • 100% Textile
  • Imported
  • Fabric upper with synthetic overlays
  • EVA midsole
  • MEMORYfoam sockliner
  • Rubber outsole

#10 – PRO Packing Cubes


MORE TIME TRAVELING LESS TIME PACKING! – Do you LOVE traveling but hate packing and unpacking? Well, it’s time to say GOODBYE for GOOD to jumbled underwear, clothing, and shoes. Use our luggage cubes for packing to organize and separate your things. 

  • ERGONOMIC AND LIGHTWEIGHT – The BEST choice for backpackers, families, or minimalist travelers. 
  • Comes with FIVE different pieces; so, you’ve got a Cube for Everything and Anything! Plan outfits by day, separate kids’ clothing, or store personal items away from prying eyes!
  • The ultralight packing cubes fit in carry-on suitcases, duffel bags, saddlebags, and weekenders. Effectively reduce the bulk of your luggage by 30%!
  • Access what you need, exactly when you need it! Instead of packing and unpacking between destinations, simply take a peek through the MESH PANELS.
  • Pro Packing Cubes come in a fabulous range of colors.

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